"Wow, Edgar - you really do sound like you've been through the system with your 3 daughters. All of this is fantastic advice. As a tennis dad, it is so hard to do all of this. My son is stepping back from tournaments for a…"
"I am a high performance coach and a father of three girls, so I have quite a bit of experience from both sides of the equation - parent and coach.
I have three daughters. Two are competitive tennis players and the youngest one plays team…"
"I've been teaching kids the basic of both tennis and baseball. Does that qualify me as parent? (maybe in sports). As my kids are too young to learn the basics, I have them watch the kids while in training. Basically, we use simple baseball…"
"What a great topic for discussion. I just got back from Houston from my son's CMZ tournament too.
I've always said, I am a mom first and coach 2nd! Children in general are just amazing, they tell it like it is and they show their…"
"My son had a tough loss this weekend in the Southwest JTT Sectionals. He played a kid that he had beat before and those losses are always tough. My son has been playing a longer than his opponent and his strokes are more natural, but the…"
"Thanks for being a great member here. Let me know if you need any help. Also, I recommend that you upload a profile pic. For some reason, members that have something set as a profile picture, meet more players. See you around, M"
"I have been in the junior development program for many years. I suggest you hit with them when ever they want you to. Weather they win or lose, try to be the same. You love them and want the best for them, I understand. By being a constant, spending…"
It's a really tough job to be a tennis parent (albeit exciting but that part we dont have a problem with). All the expectations, excitement, disappoinment, encouragemnt, (lack of) self control, shouting matches, soul searching, amateur coaching, hurt feelings, and lost and found relationships are on vivid display at every tournament. We work hard at being a good tennis parent, doing all we can to help our kid who is passionate (maybe even talented) about the game, with some success and some…See More
Let me introduce myself. My name is Wesley Watson, I am from Johannesburg, South Africa and I am married to my beautiful wife Mari and we have 2 beautiful kids. Abi is 9 and Danny is 8.
Both Abi and Danny play tennis and they are coached…"
Thanks for being a great member here. Let me know if you need any help. Also, I recommend that you upload a profile pic. For some reason, members that have something set as a profile picture, meet more players. See you around, M
Click on the Group tab at the top and you will see a link to create a new group (this will be a group of tennis parents with its own forum and place to post pictures, etc.)
Let me know if you can't find that link.
To get started, pleaseupload a photo or avatar for yourself (if you haven’t already.) Whether it's of you, your dog, or your racquet it doesn't matter, but it helps people remember you. You can also personalize Your Page with pictures, links, RSS feeds, colors and more here.
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